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William T. McVay posted a topic in Module RequestsI just discovered this book, "Scribes and Their Remains (The Library of Second Temple Studies)" in a search for information about the Jena papyri. It is recent (September 2019) and covers important issues in biblical papyrology of the second and third centuries AD. I think it could be a worthy addition to the Accordance library. There is a Kindle version, so it exists in digital form. In fact, the entire series of which it is a part might be worth considering: "Studies in Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity" (SSEJC). Here is some descriptive and bibliographic info from the Amazon page. "Scribes and Their Remains begins with an introductory essay by Stanley Porter which addresses the principal theme of the book: the text as artifact. "The rest of the volume is then split into two major sections. In the first, five studies appear on the theme of 'Scribes, Letters, and Literacy.' In the first of these Craig A. Evans offers a lengthy piece that argues that the archaeological, artifactual, and historical evidence suggests that New Testament autographs and first copies may well have remained in circulation for one century or more, having the effect of stabilizing the text. Other pieces in the section address literacy, orality and paleography of early Christian papyri. "In the second section there are five pieces on 'Writing, Reading, and Abbreviating Christian Scripture.' These range across numerous topics, including an examination of the stauros (cross) as a nomen sacrum. The volume concludes with reflections by co-editor Peter Arzt-Grabner incorporating his longstanding expertise in the study of documentary papyri, especially as these ancient documents relate to New Testament research. From the perspective of a papyrologist, Arzt-Grabner discusses how New Testament scholars use documentary papyri today and recommends some future directions." "Craig A. Evans is John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins at Houston Baptist University, USA. "Jeremiah J. Johnston teaches New Testament at Houston Baptist University, USA. "Series: The Library of Second Temple Studies Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: T&T Clark (September 5, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 0567688046 ISBN-13: 978-0567688040"
The latest podcast is pretty technical—and requires at least a basic knowledge of Hebrew. It's a study of the textual variants in Deut 32:34-35, an ages-old debate between Samaritans and Jews. Does the text prophecy a coming Day of Judgement? Or is it a more general promise that "God will avenge" his people? Join Dr. J as he surveys the various texts that support each reading: the Massoretic Text, the Samaritan Pentateuch, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Syriac Peshitta, the Septuagint, the Greek New Testament, the Old Latin Versions, and the Latin Vulgate. Link: https://vimeo.com/272203775
How Your Greek NT Is Changing: A Simple Introduction to the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM)
Timothy Jenney posted a topic in Original LanguagesThis paper, by Peter Gurry at Cambridge, explains this new model of text-criticism in [relatively] simple terms. It is the method used for the Catholic Epistles in NA28. The article appeared in JETS 59/4 (2016). Here's the link: https://www.academia.edu/30457517/How_Your_Greek_NT_Is_Changing_A_Simple_Introduction_to_the_Coherence-Based_Genealogical_Method_CBGM_